Assessing the Perceived Applicability of Barkley's Defiant Teen's Manual to African American and European American Families

Assessing the Perceived Applicability of Barkley's Defiant Teen's Manual to African American and European American Families

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African American adolescent males are being diagnosed with externalizing behavior disorders more than any other group. However, there is a dearth of studies that addresses psychosocial treatment for African American adolescent males with these behavioral issues. This study assessed the perceived applicability of the Defiant Teen's Manual designed by Barkley, Robin, and Foster (1989), as a treatment for African American male adolescents and their families. Fifty-four African American and European American families with male adolescents ages 11 to 14 were included in the study. Subjects were asked to respond to a questionnaire that assessed their perception of the appropriateness of the treatment for their adolescent and family. Additional factors such as socioeconomic status (SES) and family makeup were also assessed to identify their impact on families. Multivariate and univariate analyses of variance, regression analysis, and mean comparisons were used to analyze data. Overall findings indicated that groups did not differ based on race, and/or family makeup regarding the perceived appropriateness of the Defiant Teen's manual to their families. However, African-American families rated three behavioral management steps as less appropriate for their families, and single parents rated one behavior management step as less appropriate for their families.Authoritative Parenting Questionnaire has been used with many diverse populations, including African American mothers (Steinberg et. al, 1992; Steinberg et. al, 1994). Initial validity was established in several studies of both two-parent andanbsp;...


Title:Assessing the Perceived Applicability of Barkley's Defiant Teen's Manual to African American and European American Families
Author: Kendell Jasper
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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